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Time-Warner Cable customers nationwide report outages

BDN staff reports on Aug. 27, 2014, at 7:01 a.m.
Thousands nationwide complained of Time Warner Cable outages this morning, a problem the company said it fixed for all customers around 10:30 a.m. ET., which tracks Internet outages, shows widespread outages for Time Warner customers and people continued to report slow service on social media this morning. Services should …

Thunderstorms cause power outages from Brewer to Lucerne

BDN staff reports on Aug. 06, 2014, at 7:41 a.m.
HOLDEN, Maine — Crews from Emera Maine are working to restore power to the Holden area after thunderstorms moved through early Wednesday morning and knocked out power to more than 2,200 Emera customers. As of 1 p.m., Emera Maine reported on its Web site that only 12 customers were without …

NH man who robbed Kittery pharmacy, took drugs into restroom gets 37 months

BDN staff reports on Aug. 04, 2014, at 1:42 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A man will spend the next 3-plus years behind bars after he was sentenced on an armed robbery charge Friday, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Robert Pecora, 26, was handed a 37-month sentence sentence by Justice Nancy Torresen in U.S. District Court in Portland. Pecora was …

Report: Dedham road closed as crews fight garage fire

BDN staff reports on July 16, 2014, at 7:29 a.m.
DEDHAM, Maine — Firefighters are at the scene of a garage fire at Roy’s Marine Services, WABI reports. Bald Mountain Drive has been closed as crews work to extinguish the fire, the affiliate reports. Watch for updates.

Several Downeaster trains canceled for track repairs

BDN staff reports on July 14, 2014, at 7:27 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Amtrak has announced several trains are canceled Monday through Wednesday for track repair work. According to a statement, southbound trains 684 and 686, which leave Portland at 12:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. are canceled until Thursday, as are northbound trains 681 and 683. Train 681 ends in …

Thunderstorm knocks out power in Aroostook County

BDN staff reports on July 04, 2014, at 8:22 a.m.
CARIBOU, Maine — Heavy thunderstorms Thursday night knocked out power to more than 1,500 Emera Maine customers, mostly in Aroostook County, the utility reported. By late Friday morning, power had been restored to most customers, Emera said. The impacted towns were Caribou, Masardis, Woodland, Limestone, Fort Fairfield and Presque Isle. …

Report: Former Brunswick Junior High School student was bullied, subjected to ‘gay test’

BDN staff reports on June 27, 2014, at 2:51 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — The mother of a former Brunswick Junior High School student will argue before the Maine Human Rights Commission in July that her son was repeatedly bullied and harassed due to his “perceived sexual orientation” to the point that he became suicidal. An investigator for the commission will …

Maine gets $4.85 million to help laid-off workers in high-demand industries

By BDN Staff on June 26, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s Department of Labor will get $4.85 million in federal dollars through a new program to help laid-off workers in high-demand industries. The grant award is part of about $150 million that was available to states from the U.S. Department of Labor, according to an announcement by …

Family attacks NH police after amusement park rejection, police say

By BDN staff reports and CBS 13 on June 19, 2014, at 6:18 a.m.
Salem, N.H. — A New England family is accused of punching and kicking police officers after they were turned away from a New Hampshire amusement park Monday. The six family members from Vermont tried to go to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, but some of them had knives on their …

Livermore woman, 84, dies as fire sweeps through home

BDN staff reports on June 04, 2014, at 8:07 a.m.
LIVERMORE, Maine — An elderly woman died Tuesday night when fire destroyed her home, the state fire marshal’s office is reporting. Dorothy Goding, 84, lived alone at the Cape Cod-style home on Poland Hill Road, according to a release from Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. The fire …
Jamison Snyder

Saco man accused of pointing gun at girlfriend

BDN staff reports on June 02, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.
SACO, Maine — A 42-year-old man was arrested Monday morning after allegedly pointing a gun at his girlfriend, according to police. According to a press release from Saco Deputy Chief Jeffrey Holland, the woman told police that Jamison E. Snyder, of Saco, had prevented her from leaving their apartment after …
A truck fully loaded with potatoes and bound for Connecticut swerved to avoid a moose, according to police, and crashed in Richmond. The impact broke the trailer in half, spilling the potatoes.

Truck loaded with potatoes crashes, dumps spuds after avoiding moose in highway in Richmond

BDN staff reports on May 28, 2014, at 8:04 a.m.
RICHMOND, Maine — A truck loaded with potatoes crashed Tuesday night after swerving to avoid a moose in the southbound lane of Interstate 295 in Richmond. The driver, Marc Benoit, 63, of Hampden, Mass., suffered minor leg injuries, according to a release from Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department …

Motorcyclist hurt in collision with car in Bath

BDN staff reports on April 04, 2014, at 5:37 p.m.
BATH, Maine — A motorcyclist was seriously injured after colliding with a car Friday afternoon at the intersection of Oak Grove Avenue and Crawford Drive in Bath. The crash was reported at 1:54 p.m., according to a release from Bath Police Chief Michael Field. The motorcyclist, a 30-year-old man from …
The former HoltraChem facility (left) and the PERC plant in Orrington.

Maine Supreme Court affirms judgment requiring former HoltraChem plant owner to adopt cleanup plan

BDN staff reports on April 03, 2014, at 12:26 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday affirmed a ruling requiring the former owner of the defunct HoltraChem plant in Orrington to proceed with a plan to clean up pollution from the site. St. Louis-based Mallinckrodt Inc., the only former owner of HoltraChem still in business, had …

Report: Portland man hospitalized after being stabbed in back with scissors

BDN staff reports on April 03, 2014, at 9:36 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A Portland man was hospitalized after allegedly being stabbed repeatedly with a pair of scissors. The stabbing occurred after two men who reportedly knew each other got into a fight in a room on the fourth floor of a building at 132 Marginal Way, according to WMTW-TV, …

Report: Suspect arrested in Mars Hill armed robbery

BDN staff reports on April 03, 2014, at 6:05 a.m.
MARS HILL, Maine — A 26-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with thefts at two stores, including an armed robbery Wednesday evening, WAGM reports. Police told the affiliate that Ralph Levesque walked into the Mars Hill One Stop brandishing a weapon and left with money, although the type of …

Fire destroys farmhouse in Monson

BDN staff reports on April 01, 2014, at 9:04 a.m.
MONSON, Maine — Fire destroyed a farmhouse on Water Street Monday despite the efforts of five area fire departments to battle the blaze. The fire at 79 Water Street was reported at 4:15 p.m., according to Monson Fire Chief Eric Melia. The 2½ story structure had flames showing when firefighters …

Nor’easter expected to dump up to 18 inches of snow on parts of Maine

BDN staff reports on Feb. 12, 2014, at 7:12 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Get the shovels and plows ready. A major storm is predicted to hit most of Maine Thursday, dumping up to 18 inches of snow on parts of the state before winding down Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Snow is expected to begin falling in the …
Stephen Colvin

Husson University football player dies in skiing accident at Sugarloaf

BDN staff reports on Feb. 04, 2014, at 1:14 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — A Husson University football player died at Sugarloaf Tuesday morning after he skied off a steep trail into the woods, authorities said. Stephen Colvin, 21, of Hoosick, N.Y., was skiing with three other men, including two teammates, when the accident occurred, according to Carrabassett Valley Police …

Police: Man shot on Hampshire Street in Portland

BDN staff reports on Jan. 28, 2014, at 7:53 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A 24-year-old man was rushed to the hospital after suffering from an apparent gunshot early Tuesday morning outside Sangillo’s Tavern on Hampshire Street in Portland. Officers went to an area near the tavern at 18 Hampshire St. in response to a report of gunshots, according to a …
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